About Us

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We offer quality Montessori education for up to 20 children between the ages of three and five years. We are passionate about providing a welcoming place for all children and families. 

We want to give each child the best start in their learning journey where they will love to learn and feel part of a very special community.  With support, encouragement and guidance every child will learn and discover at their own pace and in their own unique way within a Montessori learning environment. Our preschool will be well resourced with Montessori learning materials and is a member of the Montessori Association of NZ.

St Nicholas Montessori College Dublin

Diploma in Montessori Education

2 1/2 years - 5 years of age

Diploma in Montessori Education

5 - 7 year old

Diploma in Montessori Education

7 - 12 year old


Dip Early Childhood Education

                                        Head Teacher

My name is Cynthia Copeland and I am the head teacher/owner of Windsor Montessori Preschool. I trained at St. Nicholas Montessori College Dublin where I  gained my qualifications to teach Montessori at both preschool and at primary school levels. I have taught in Dublin, Ireland and in an International Montessori School in Paris, France. I came to New Zealand to help establish a Montessori preschool in Nelson for a group of enthusiastic parents wanting a Montessori based preschool for their children.

I moved to Invercargill with my husband Steve and our two children in 2008.  Since then I have taught in a variety of Invercargill preschools and kindergartens, where I have enjoyed working alongside many wonderful teachers, children and families. 

I feel privileged to be doing what I love, seeing children grow into confident independent and happy little people as they embark on a journey of discovery and learning.